NBSCN next month is scheduled to air the inaugural Best of U.S. Awards Show, an event honoring Team USA’s performances during the 2014 Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
During the ceremony, premiering on April 7 from 7 p.m.-8 p.m., awards will be granted to competitors in 10 categories, including Best Male Olympian, Best Female Olympian, Best Team and Best Moment. All categories will honor athletes from both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The nominees were selected by a group comprising members of the U.S. Olympic Committee, athletes and media representatives.
Winners in each of the 10 categories were decided by fans through a voting platform hosted on the Facebook pages of the US Olympic and Paralympic teams.
The event will tape at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 2. Coverage of the red carpet event, during which over 200 members of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams are scheduled to arrive, will be hosted by figure skaters and 2014 Sochi commentators Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski. The main program will be helmed by NBC’s Willie Geist.
A full list of categories and nominees is listed below:
Best Male Olympian
Joss Christensen, Freestyle Skiing
Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarding
Ted Ligety, Alpine Skiing
David Wise, Freestyle Skiing
Best Female Olympian
Jamie Anderson, Snowboarding
Maddie Bowman, Freestyle Skiing
Erin Hamlin, Luge
Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine Skiing
Best Team of the Olympic Games
Meryl Davis/Charlie White, Figure Skating
Men’s USA-1, Bobsled (Fogt/Holcomb/Langton/Tomasevicz)
Elana Meyers/Lauryn Williams, Bobsled
Best Moment of the Olympic Games
T.J. Oshie’s hockey shootout performance against Russia
Men’s slopestyle skiing podium sweep (Christensen/Kenworthy/Goepper)
Noelle Pikus-Pace’s medal celebration
Men’s short track 5,000m relay team earning the silver medal (Alvarez/Celski/Creveling/Malone)
Bode Miller becoming the oldest alpine skiing medalist
Best Male Paralympian
Mark Bathum, Alpine Skiing
Declan Farmer, Sled Hockey
Andy Soule, Nordic Skiing
Evan Strong, Snowboarding
Best Female Paralympian
Stephanie Jallen, Alpine Skiing
Oksana Masters, Nordic Skiing
Tatyana McFadden, Nordic Skiing
Laurie Stephens, Alpine Skiing
Best Team of the Paralympic Games
U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team
U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Curling Team (Greely/Joseph/Lino/McDonald/Palmer)
U.S. Nordic Mixed Relay Team (Adicoff/McFadden)
Best Moment of the Paralympic Games
Men’s sled hockey win against Russia
Oksana Masters’ silver medal win in the women’s 12K sitting cross-country event
U.S. men’s medal sweep in the first-ever Paralympic snowboarding event
Stephanie Jallen winning her first Paralympic medal in her first Paralympic race
Andy Soule’s perfect shooting record in biathlon
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